Art, Impressionism, Painters, Who was/is

La grande dame de l’Impressionnisme

Today’s post is very special for me, because it is about my favourite woman artist: Berthe Morisot. If you follow the blog for a while, you already know it, as you know that she is the reason why I created the blog. Berthe Morisot was born in 1841 in Bourges, a city in central France,… Continue reading La grande dame de l’Impressionnisme

Art, Art History

Odalisques

Odalisques are one of the best-known representations of eastern women. During the 19th century with the artistic movement known as Orientalism, the odalisques became a common figure especially in erotic paintings. These painters depicted the odalisques as women of exotic beauty, half-naked and in sensual poses. Probably the first image that comes to our mind… Continue reading Odalisques

Art, Art History, art news, Artists, Baroque, Painters

ArtNews: The National Gallery acquires a new Gentileschi

Few days ago, the National Gallery of London informed its new acquisition, a self-portrait of Artemisia Gentileschi. It’s a self-portrait of the artist as Saint Catherine of Alexandria from about 1615-17. An oil painting that will undergo conservation treatment before going on display in the first months of 2019. This £3.6 million acquisition has been… Continue reading ArtNews: The National Gallery acquires a new Gentileschi

Art, Art History, Artists, Painters

To bed by Elin Danielson-Gambogi

Elin Danielson-Gambogi was a Finnish painter best known for realist paintings. Although some of her works are impressionists, she painted in both styles indiscriminately throughout her artistic life. She was part of the “painters sisters’ generation”, which was the first generation of Finnish women artists who received professional art education. In 1883 she went to… Continue reading To bed by Elin Danielson-Gambogi

Artists, Expressionism, Painters, Surrealism

A World by Ángeles Santos

Ángeles Santos was a painter born in Portbou, Spain. Her style evolved from Surrealism and expressionism to post-impressionism. In 2005, she received the Cross of St. George (Creu de Sant Jordi). A World It is probably my favourite painting of this artist. It’s property of the permanent collection of Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid. It is… Continue reading A World by Ángeles Santos